In HODEIDAH, the aggression drones waged 9 strikes on al-Jarahi, Hiyas districts and four others on Zabid
area, as well as an air raids hit an international airport.
The Saudi-led coalition appeal for protecting Yemen's ancient sites comes almost a week after the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that Hodeida's Zabid
, the capital of Yemen from the 13th to 15th centuries that hosts some of the world's oldest mosques, is at increasing risk as a pending battle between government forces and Al Houthis nears.
In the meantime, Arab coalition fighters launched several raids targeting sites, gatherings and reinforcements of the Iranian Houthi militias in farms in the Directorate and in neighboring Zabid
Yemen is one of the Middle East's oldest centers of civilization and has four inscriptions on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, including the historic parts of Zabid
, Sanaa and Shibham.
The Saudi-led air raid directly hit a restaurant in the Zabid
district of Hudaydah on Wednesday, killing at least nine people and wounding nine others, Yemen News reported.
Three of its ancient cities -- Shibam, [sz] oanaa and Zabid
-- are UNESCO's World Heritage sites, and a number of other towns and building complexes around the country await inclusion.
The Yemeni World Heritage sites include the historic town of Zabid
, the Old City of Sana'a and the Old Walled City of Shibam.
is one of the major Wadi systems drain flood water from western mountains towards the Red Sea.
The Historic Town of Zabid
(Yemen) was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2001 because it remained affected by a serious degradation of the built heritage following the disappearance of the traditional economic role of the city.
Three of Yemen's cities have sustained damage, particularly the Old City of Sana'a, the capital--which still contains a Jewish Quarter, although the country's few remaining Jews live in a protected location elsewhere--and the historic Red Sea port of Zabid
Also affected is the city of Zabid
, which was the capital of Yemen from the 13th to the 15th centuries, and home for centuries to a renown Islamic university.
The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) has signed an agreement with the Yemeni Culture Ministry to help preserve Zabid
, a historic city that has been listed as a world heritage site in danger by Unesco.